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manufacturing jobs in the united states. before you head to break, work or school. >> temperatures not a bad start for us, but changes on the way. some wet weather too. we'll talk about when the wet weather gets here. >> reporter: good morning from the mta. for your commute start, you'll find a 5 minute delay on the metro subway. marc train operating on time. on the buses, look for heavy volume on 7, 23 and 19 bus lines and number 36 bus using alameda and 736 street due to construction. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones. >>> the nutcracker is coming to the hippodrome december 24-26. call that number on your screen if you'd like tickets. we'll be right back. so, did you get your son anything yet? yeah, i got him that transformers revenge raptor thing. yes, the ramjet raptor, introduced to the transformer family in may of '09. i prefer the skywarp figure with six guided missiles and also comes with a limited-edition collectors card. [ female announcer ] it's the most wonderful time of the year, and walmart's here to help. it's cyberweek at walmart.com, txoÑe of the lowest prices of the
. >> the united states cannot be engaged in an open-ended commitment. >>> in a courthouse just blocks away from where the twin towers once stood. >>> topics this morning for our headliners. secretary of state hillary clinton and former new york mayor, rudy giuliani. hillary and rudy only on "this week." >>> we don't have to continue down this controversial road. >> she's back. >>> george will, gwen ifill of pbs. david brooks of the new york times and david corn from mother jones. >>> and as always the sunday funny and before john mccain chose her as his running mate. his campaign $50,000 on a background check. when he heard that, he said we should have spent $75,000. >>> and >>> and we begin today with the secretary of state hillary clinton. thanks for spending time with us morning. >> it's a pleasure to talk with you from singapore, george. >> well, as you're in singapore, you and the president are facing really his toughest decision yet on afghanistan. and on his way over when he stopped at the air force base, president obama made this commitment to the troops and the country. listen? >> we'l
're not big enough. this is a united states senator so even though we're friends, we're close, we're brothers in christ, we need power to confront this. senator tom coburn. the hit man. >> reporter: senator tom coburn of oklahoma is one of the most influential conservative voices in the united states senate and also a c street resident. marchton said on valentine's day the c street leadership and senator coburn helped him confronts senator ensign. >> tom really kind of takes the helm. >> reporter: so how angry is tom coburn at this point? >> oh, he's smoking. he's one upset man. and then john kind of breaks down a little bit. i don't know what to say. i made a mistake. i really screwed up. >> reporter: hampton provided us with this letter which he says the group of c street forced him to wright to sinsddy. i used you for my own pressure, he wrote. god never intendsed for us to do this. according to hampton, within hours, john ensign calls sinsddy. >> he is just lived. he made him write a letter, but it's not how i feel. doug has exposed me. as though somehow i'm the bad guy in this. >> report
policy he has. his one great achievement is to enhance the status of the united states. now, that happens to have zero cash value it turns out. the iranians, the north koreans, the afghan government, china and india regarding carbon limitations he's made no progress on any of these fronts but people like us better so i suppose that's an achievement. >> i think he absolutely has changed, george, the perception of america. i think he's also changed some things here, the economy. when you look at the gdp up 3.5. when you look at 30-year mortgages and a lower rate than it's ever been. >> be careful. unemployment almost 10%. >> unemployment -- again, the hardest thing once you bring an economy back is the jobs. i think he has to finish the task. let's remember, george, he's only been there ten months as president. in nine months he's helped restore america's image, helped to stop the hemorrhaging of ons and bring the economy back, so in nine months when it usually takes to make a baby he's starting the rebirth of america. >> ed gillespie, valerie jarrett's answer on why the partisan divide has
to most of the north eastern united states it is a murky, cloudy, foggy pattern and damp from the last couple of days from precipitation. there is better weather building into the southern united states. right now clear skies across alabama up through georgia into north carolina. that headed our way. it takes another 24-hours to get here. this storm system over michigan will take its time moving north and east of us. there is another low off the coast spinning cloud cover our way. it all adds up to another damp start tomorrow morning. probably steady rain overnight tonight. if you head out early for the black friday shopping you'll find damp conditions and fog. better weather tomorrow afternoon. here it is in detail. showers overnight tonight. stops tomorrow morning at 10:00. most of the rain out of here. we'll clear out friday afternoon. into the overnight period friday into saturday we'll push the cloud cover out to sea. we are left with nice, dry conditions&looks like a blue sky day on saturday. that will last into most of sunday, as well. 42 tonight. cloudy skies. drizzle. fog. all
. >> thank you, sherrie. >>> and here is a close err look at the number of veterans in the united states. according to u.s. veteran's association. there are more than 23 million veterans in the country. more than 9 million veterans are 65 and older. nearly 2 million are younger than 35-years-old. >>> the summer sun is gone and many people heading indoors to get that south florida tan right? >> yes, but not in howard county. if you are under 18 you have to go without or go elsewhere to tan. >> reporter: the law is designed to prevent kids from getting skin cancer. some studies me the that tanning beds can cause melanoma. miss maryland 2006 was there, britney lee says she got melanoma after using tanning beds frequently. the current law requires paren tab consent if minors to tan but that they say is not strong enough. >> it is essential to help guide these vulnerable young adolescents involving healthy habits. >> tanning salons that violate the ban could be taken to court. the ban takes effect tomorrow. baltimore county is considering a similar law. the council there will vote on the me
of the military role. instead, he'll send billions in civilian aid. what does the united states have planned? >> the decision will be made soon. it will be one that is fully transparent so that the american people understand exactly what we're doing and why we're doing it and what it will entail. >> the rest of president obama's week in asia will include a series of meetings with allies. >>> the colorado parents whose spectacular hoax grabbed national attention has added another chapter. this morning in fort collins, the couple pled guilty. clayton sandell has the latest in colorado. >> reporter: richard and his wife arrived almost a month after launching this balloon and a major hoax. >> we are prepared at this point to enter a plea of guilty to attempt to influence a public servant, a class four felony. >> reporter: it is a felony. his wife pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, making a false report. >> it's my judgment that the case is nothing more than a big misdemeanor. >> reporter: richard heene's lawyer says it is part of a deal to keep the family together. his wife is a japanese convictio
weapons program. the united states will support economic assistance and help promote its full integration into the community of nations. >> earlier today, president barack obama talked with allies about fresh punishment against iran for efforts to hold its nuclear weapons pursuits. also at today's meeting, the president addressed his commitment to resolving the free trade agreement between the united states and south korea. president obama is now back on his way to washington. >>> dl lawyers poured over dozens of motions yesterday as the defense and prosecution get ready to make closing arguments today. >> reporter: good morning, megan, closing arguments are set to begin at 9:00 this morning. the jury could start deliberating just before lunch. it was a short day in court yesterday. the defense rested its case an hour after court began. the last to testify was dixon's pastor, reverend frank reid. he characterized her as trustworthy and forthright. as you may recall on tuesday, the judge threw out two of the seven counts against the mayor. the judge must explain to the jury today what they
road. buffett called the move an all-in bet on the future of the united states. bianna golodryga has the story. >> reporter: good evening, charlie. what warren buffet calls his bet on america is his largest deal ever made, but the real headline behind the deal is not how much it costs, but what it says about the u.s. economy. right there. >> okay, the hot seat. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview this summer, warren buffett told abc news that when it comes to gauging whether or not the economy is on track, one of his focuses is on railroad tracks. what indicators do you look at on a daily basis? >> i do think things rail car holdings are important. i mean, that tells you what is coming in to this country, going out and so on. >> reporter: at the time, his general outlook was somber. freight shipments had declined by 20% from one year before. today, he provided this statement to abc news. "i have no notion of what the next quarter or next year will bring, but i'm 100% confident in the economic future of the united states 5, 10 and 100 years down the road." >> the railroad system is
, including thousands from the united states. many have only their faith to protect them. as of this week, just 50 countries have the vaccine. the density of the pilgrims, the nature of the hajj rituals, the proximity in prayer, all provide what health officials say are the perfect conditions for spreading the h1n1 virus. what is the worst case scenario? >> our worst fear is that you will get a lot of cases, massive cases. >> reporter: for months, saudi officials have been working feverishly to contain the pandemic. each pilgrim is scanned. those who show flu-like symptoms are put in isolation for seven days. dozens of clinics are set up, stocked with the vaccine and tamiflu. motorcycle medical units reach severe cases quickly. the kingdom even brought in experts from the cdc in atlanta. >> there is no more stopping the spreading. what we do with a pandemic, whether it's the u.s., china or saudi arabia, hajj or olympics, is to reduce the burden. >> reporter: the pilgrims believe the only one who can control their fate is god. "it's all in the hands of allah," this woman tells us. "we're a
korea and iran. >> we believe that the united states and russia will continue to urge iran to take the path that leads them to meeting its international obligations. >> if iran doesn't cooperate, the two leaders agree that other options like further sanctions are on the table. the president says iran needs to act quickly. >> we are now running out of time. >> reporter: there was a surprise guest, denmark's prime minister flew overnight to push for the global climate. white house officials say it's unlikely a final agreement will be reached there next month. the president focus on finance. at did dinner last night, the leaders met for a class photo. these leaders represent 40% of the world's population and more than half of its gross domestic product. they reaffirmed their commitment to free trade and guarding against protectionism. >> cultivating spheres of competition, not competing spheres of influence will lead to progress in the asia pacific. >> reporter: no more true than in china, china owns $800 billion in u.s. debt. that money is keeping the american economy afloat. but as
is a closer look at the number of veterans right here in the united states. according the u.s. veteran's administration. we have more than 23 million veterans. more than 6 million of them are 45 and older. and nearly 2 million are younger than the age of 35. >>> it's 5:15 right now and the cold season is upon us. we are all watching for symptoms like fever in our kids. but these days there dozens of thermometers on the shelves. you have to know which one is best for your family. >>> this mother was very worried when her son came council with a bug. >> he had a stomach flu, we didn't know what it was. >> she tried almost all thermometers. >> we would try each one every time he got sick. when it didn't work he tried another one. there there are so many options out there. the nia is conducting a test to determine the accuracy of all of the different thermometers. when it comes to digital devices choosing one has more to do with the age. >> the most act sate a rectal thermometer on a six month old or older. but it's perfectly fine to do an under arm thermometer. >> reporter: although exper
widely in the united states to a point where about 22 million people probably have come into contact with the virus. >> reporter: people started to build immunity? >> they do. >> reporter: with the thanksgiving holiday next week and the travel that comes with it the cdc is urging people not to be complaisant, to still get vaccinated. they are eager to remind everyone this flu has been unpredictable. >> okay, david muir, thank you. >>> overseas now to england, where they are used to rain, but nothing like what they're dealing with now. in the last day, more than a foot of water has fallen in the northwest, the heaviest rainfall already recorded. rescues continue around the clock, and as nick watt reports, the rain shows no sign yet of letting up. >> reporter: they're calling for a flood of biblically portions, a 1,000-year storm. a month's worth of rain fell in a single day. >> i've never seen anything like it. it! >> reporter: this picturesque corner of england, the fabled lake district, is unrecognizable. the water is eight feet deep in places. village streets turned into torrents.
plants have been initiated in the united states. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >>> a maryland soldier who was among the victims at this month's fort hood massacre cast laid to rest today. lieutenant colonel juanita warman of havre de grace was a military physician assistant. she helped service members cope with the mental strain of deployment. warman was at fort hood to get ready for deployment to iraq. she had worked at the perry point veterans medical affairs medical center in maryland. she was buried this afternoon at arlington national cemetery. >>> for a look at tonight's top stories. jurors in the theft trial of baltimore mayor sheila dixon have deliberated for three days but there is still no verdict. the jury sent a note to the judge today saying they are making great progress after a weekend away from the case. but they went home again tonight without reaching a verdict. the mayor is accused of using gift cards intended for the needy on personal shopping sprees. if convicted she faces removal from office. >>> a man remains hospitalized tonight after a shootout with police but
to go to their deaths at the hands of the united states and they won't cause all this ruckus in the system. prosecutors are counting on that to some degree. but they will have stand-by lawyers to raise some of issues, such as, after being wat waterboarded 183 times in a month, are you in your right mind to plead guilty? >> many tricky legal problems and a trial, as we say, going to get a lot of attention. all right, terry moran, thank you. >>> and today's decision will be the subject on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. among the guests, secretary of state hillary clinton and rudy giuliani. >>> former louisiana congress man william jefferson has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for his conviction on federal bribery charges. $90,000 wrapped in foil was found in jefferson's freezer, part of the half million dollars prosecutors say he used for using his influence to broker business deals in africa. >>> along the atlanta seaboard of the united states tonight, residents are dealing with an unwelcome visitor who won't go away. the remnants of tropical storm ida have broug
in the united states. ft. hood, texas. >> attention. seek shelter immediately. >> reporter: the shots were at close range. fired by a trained military officer with deadly accuracy. with two handguns, the shooter killed 12 and injured 31. >> it's a terrible tragedy, stunning. and as i say, as i've gone around to the hospital here, as i've been at the scene, soldiers and family members and many the great civilians who work here are absolutely devastated. >> reporter: the victim, most of them soldiers, were unarmed, unable to defend themselves. a responding police officer finally opened fire. she injured the suspect and silenced the shooting. [ sirens ] victims were rushed to hospitals across central texas. and overrun emergency rooms pleaded for blood donations. there were rumors of other shooters. the entire base was put on lockdown. children at the bases nine schools were kept inside. their anxious parents gathered immediately at the front gate. >> it's really disheartening. you know something's going on and you can't get to your child. >> it's very, very stressful. we don't know what's go
in the united states this year. it's already interacting with another storm and producing heavy rain in new orleans but it's probably going to pass somewhere near pensacola in florida, tampa gets heavy rain, there will be a four to six-foot storm surge and along the path of the storm between four and eight inches of rainfall, we'll see if it impacts us because some models trying to throw moisture our way by wednesday. patchy fog this morning, otherize a lot of sunshine into early afternoon. look for increasing clouds, a 2-degree guaranteed high of 71. >>> let's check the roads with kim brown. >> traffic is starting to slowdown on the outer loop about here at liberty road, due to some volume delays as you make your way towards the route 70 interchange and the baltimore national pike. things also starting to pick up, traffic volume, that is, on the top side between harford road and providence road, southbound 95 we have heavy volume with slowing between whitemarsh boulevard and the beltway but the fort mchenry tunnel is checking in smoothly. we have a crash working southbound on the harbor tu
. the news that more troops are on the way. >> it does say what the united states is trying to do for these people. and just saying hey, we're here to support you. >> reporter: a marine battalion will likely be the first new unit to arrive here under the president's soon to be announced plan. about 1500 additional marines. the marines top commander made a special visit here today. >> we're probably going to be the first out the door, and marines are ready to do that. >> reporter: captain ryan benson is a company commander, responsible for a huge swath of southern afghanistan. he says more marines could mean he'll be able to focus more intensely on a smaller area. >> if we're able to focus on other areas and bring on marines to focus on the areas we can't, we'd be able to touch a lot more afghans. >> reporter: of course, a new strategy and troop commitment means marines will be here for many thanksgivings to come. for eric collins, this thanksgiving was his first away from home. he wanted to send a message to his family in clay county, kentucky. >> hope the lord takes care of you i
caused the delay of thousands of flights across the united states on thursday. but as lisa stark reports, this is not the first time that such an incident has happened. and there are concerns about how something like this could impact passenger safety. >> reporter: as planes began backing up around the country, on the ground and in the air, the faa scrambled to unravel the glitch in the air traffic control system. >> i just walked in the airport. looked at the board and said your flight's canceled. >> i'm tired and i'm frustrated. >> reporter: no one was going anywhere fast. extensive delays stretched from new york to atlanta to houston. by 1 calculation, the glitch may have caused as many as 2,000 flight delays. the problem began shortly after 5:00 a.m. eastern, when a single circuit board failed in a air traffic control center in salt lake city. it meant controllers around the nation were no longer receiving information about flights electronically. instead, they had to resort to phone calls and manually imputing flight information into their computers. >> you have to type it into the
over the northern section of the united states. there was going squeeze down. we're seeing rainfall but most of it is being pushed east rather than come north. now, we will see some showers from this system. later on tonight, actually, early tomorrow morning but it's going to be very light. the heaviest rain is going to be passing to the south of us. as a matter of fact, i was so confident of it, not raining tonight, decided to ride the motorcycle. we'll see if i have to ride home in the rain. the forecast coming up in a little bit. >>> the cbs news producer accused of blackmailing late-night talk show host david letterman was in court today. joe halderman is trying to convince a judge in new york to dismiss the extortion case. prosecutors say he left a threatening letter and package in letterman's car demanding $2 million in exchange for keeping quiet about letterman's affairs with female staffers. the lawyer allegedly gave halderman a phony check. he was arrested after depositing it. the attorney says the only thing his client was doing is trying to sell letterman a screenplay. >>
on his ideology against the military, against the united states, then i would have to say that was an extreme action that he took. >> that was major khalid shabazz, a muslim chaplain who met suspected gunman major hasan at ft. hood. >> one of many people at ft. hood who knew major hasan. it's not just a military base, rather, it's a closely knit community of thousands of families. >> this morning they are in shock because the danger was right there at home. erin hayes reports. >> reporter: this is a place that has known sorrow and loss in the past. families sent their soldiers to war knowing they might not return. but that sacrifice made sense to them. michael shaklee and his father served together. when we visited with them at ft. hood they explained why they were headed to battle. >> i've got two beautiful granddaughters. i want them safe. to be able to not be worried about a bomb blowing up somewhere. >> motivates me to get over there, you know. do my job, come back safely to my kids and my wife. i'm going away for a year to preserve, you know, what we have now. >> repo
, all along the eastern sea born to the united states. and right now, maryland's most powerful radar, indicating the light rainfall across the baltimore area. as you go southward, you'll run into more rainfall. now, here's the major problem for those people that live along the western shore of the bay. to wave action and high tides, you're going to have higher than normal tides for the next couple of days. so if you're in one of the regions, you might want to monitor the situation for the next couple of days. the temperatures across the region, they seem to be in the low to mid-40 degree ranges. your forecast for tonight, cloudy, blustery. 44 for the low at the airport. but cooler north and west. tomorrow, a high of only 50 degrees. clouds, showers, windy conditions from the northeast. gusting to 25 or 30 miles an hour. and continuing through thursday, friday, saturday, and sunday, things start to clear up on monday, tuesday, wednesday, you start to warm up with the sunshine. but the next couple of days, a real problem particularly on the eastern shore. i'll be back at six with more
million vehicles in the united states. the car maker needs to replace accelerator peddles which were getting stuck in floor mats. the problem came to light after a deadly crash in california. >>> across the region. the heavier precipitation that we had throughout the day is moving out. now there is still drizzle out there. also some patchy, heavy fog. for the most part the heavier rainfall is moving on. setting us up for a nice day tomorrow. not fantastic but nice. but for the next couple of hours look for cloudy skies, light drizzle and fog. our temperatures will hold in the mid to low 50s. it will be cooler by tomorrow morning. tomorrow is going to be a little bit better day. we'll tell you about it coming up. >>> if you haven't left to get to grandmas for thanksgiving yet you probably made a good choice. here's a look at i-95 near the henry tunnel. aaa says the best time to travel is after 10:00 tonight. this year travelers heading to bwi marshall have something extra to prepare them for the crowds and chaos. travelers heading to the airport got tips on breathing from a yoga inst
and irreversible steps and eliminate its nuclear weapons program the united states will support the economic assistance. >> reporter: he also revealed allies have begun drafting a program. >> i continue to hold out to prospect. they may decide to walk through this door. i hope they do. >> reporter: his last stop, the base where 20,000 u.s. troops have been on combat duty since the end of the korean war, more than 50 years ago. this has been a long week, halfway around the world from the immediate decisions pressing on president obama. including troop increases for afghanistan. now, there were some setbacks. there may be a missed deadline on a climate trade treaty but president obama doesn't feel that this week was a waste of time or jet fuel. >>> a developing story now from pakistan. a suicide bomber blew himself out of a courthouse in peshawar. bombings have killed more than 200 people there since the army launched an offensive against the taliban last month. >>> hamid karzai has inaugurated for his second term as president. but the afghan leader got a stern warning from secretary of state
. >>> porn >>> pornography is a billion dollar business in the united states, an addiction for many. a license to print money for the porn moguls, and a very risky business for the performers. sexuality transmanipulated diseases are a fact of life for those who appear in adult films. a risk that was underscored in june by one actor's hiv infection. but as "nightline" contributor lisa ling found, don't expect condoms to be the answer to this okccupational health hazard. >> reporter: how many women were you having sex with at the height of your career? >> maybe ten women nonstop. you work from 8:00 in the morning to maybe 8:00 at night. and that's one scene. >> reporter: it was all part of a job darren did successfully for nearly eight years. until 2004, when darren got the call all porn performers dread. >>> get that call, everything stops. i have the virus. and my whole world just crashed. >> reporter: so you don't know how you got infected. >> i don't. >> reporter: did you infect people? >> three girls and i knew them. i felt bad. >> reporter: darren's infection shut down southern
into the united states to be used for everything from medicine to causing a person bad luck. there was a 14-pound elephant tooth for sale and the entire face of a rare primate for thousands of dollars. >> we learned what some of the products were purported to be. packaged like this, with no label, but a screw top. tried. >> reporter: why would they sell that? >> it's used for medicine. >> reporter: traditional medicines drive the demand for many endangered animals on the black market. a problem you can't just see by looking, as we found, with agent o'connor. >> reporte >> we're interested in knowing if the products are made with protected wildlife. >> reporter: how do you know? it seems impossible to tell. >> it's difficult when it's packaged like this. >> reporter: tracing an endangered animal from a bottle of medicine or the skin on a pair of boots is extraordinarily complex. but it is exactly what agents do every day at the nation's only wildlife forensics lab in southern oregon. >> i have a skin with no head and the feet are turned inside out and dried. i have to come up with what this was. n
of people as the waterfowl capital of the united states. and the waterfowl festival and hunting in general is just a major tradition to a lot of people that live here. >> you'll see anything from waterfowl art. there's actually fishing, hunting, they have the dock dog championships here. >> get it, get it, get it, get it! oh, yeah! >> beautiful drive. >> it gives you an opportunity to meet new outfitters, call makers. i've won seven goose calling championships. at a young age, i got involved with it. i have always enjoyed doing it. goose hunting is primarily my favorite thing to do. it will talk back to you. i get a kick out of it. it's a lot of fun. the fact of being able to be in the outdoors and just enjoy what god had given us and you know, i always tell everybody, my favorite thing is watching the world wake up every morning and putting the world to bed. being outdoors is the most important thing to me beside my family, of course. what better way to spend live other than being outdoors and hanging out with the animals? >> josh is a seven time world champion. tonight, he will be going
will be the only marching band from the united states performing in the parade. university band's first trip to new york. you can imagine how excited parents are who showed up kissing their kids off. >> we'll be watching. >>> college basketball now. how about this? how about the bears from morgan? they've never beaten an scc team. morgan upset arkansas in arkansas. that's the razorbacks first home loss. by the way, maryland lost to cincinnati last night. >>> some say football players are too tough. >> then you see the softer side of players like ray rice. he and anthony brown threw thanksgiving dinner to the less fortunate in downtown baltimore city. >> gives me a good feeling. every day i'm sure of the lifestyle i'm in. it gives you time to reflect, see how blessed you are. take advantage of the opportunities that you're given. this is an opportunity to give back. these guys, i'm sure, appreciate it. >> ravens linebacker ray lewis gave away turkeys to 400 families yesterday. >>> 6:55. put this on full screen. i want to tell you a story through the holiday weekend. special good morning to george ja
are trying to figure out how and who hid a thumb tack in halloween candy. >>> taking on the united states postal service. the fight one man refuses to loose. the body count in ohio. he flunked the test but it is the teacher who is in hot water. the bug-infested grade scandal that has everybody talking. those are the stories we are working on for. you did you like the chill in the air today? our forecast is all new at 5:30. >>> here's another reason to check and double check your kid's halloween candy. in edmond, oklahoma the aunt of a tricker treater was relieved he was looking through the candy because he found a thumb tack inbedded in the candy. >> it scares me. what if two girls bite into this. >> edmond police are looking for whoever is responsible. they could face charges. >>> american bulldog named daisy may should get the mother of the year award. one long night in columbia, illinois six weeks ago she gave birth to 21 puppies. their owner watched with amazement as more puppies kept coming. four died during delivery. the lot of 17 are healthy pups enjoying sibling rivally. we'll be
post in the united states. home to about 52,000 troops as of earlier this year. >> stay with abc2news.com for continuing coverage of the mass shooting at fort hood. we will continue to follow this story. when we get updates we will bring them to you. you can get continuing updays on abc2news.com through route the night. stay tuned for world news coming up at 6:30. >>> a big question, who is to blame? the children of a baltimore city fire cadet trained in an exercise several years ago have been denied death benefits. the u.s. justice say they denied the claim because the city fire department didn't fill out the proper paper work. the fire department says they have done everything right. >> reporter: the mayor and fire chief had explain dog after a $300,000 federal benefit was denied to the family of rachel wilson. she was the fire cadet killed in 2007 when she was trapped in a burning home during a training exercise. >> we are still engaged and involving be making sure that the family gets whatever it is possible that they are able to. >> under a federal plan children are eligible for
.c.'s christmas. today they gave the united states congress an arizona blue spruce that will be the official capital christmas tree. it arrived today and stands taller than a 7 story building. the towering tree is supposed to represent arizona's diversity in resources. house speaker nancy pelosi will light the tree at a later date. >>> a texas church handed out a lesson in the spirit of giving. grace church handed out $22,000 in sealed envelopes last sunday. the catch? some church members received $6 while others received up to $500. the church wants to promote the spirit of giving and hope they pass the money along to someone in need. >>> local college students take to the streets. why they're protesting constellation energy coming up at 6:00, which starts right now. >>> after a long holiday weekend, there's still no verdict in the trial against mayor sheila dixon. good evening, i'm marybeth marsden. jurors have been deliberating for six days now. no verdict, but there were two very important notes passed today. brian keebler has the details live from courthouse east. >> well marybeth, we'l
that calls on all to wage war against the united states. >> the key is aulaqi or no. this is something they think about doing and they join in and encourage you and basically help you rationalize your behavior. >> reporter: before he moved to yemen, aulaqi was one of the imams at this church in falls church, virginia. hasan attended here, so, too, did two of the 9/11 hijackers. one of the current imams says aulaqi knew how to relate to young americans. >> they wanted somebody who knew about american culture, the american idiom who could relate to young people. a person who was even witty. >> reporter: officials say the army match had between 10 and 12 contacts with aulaqi early last year. these are some produced on the web that seemed to glorify violence and martyrdom. >> many could not understand the motivation behind gee ham. they don't present it and until this day, they don't understand. they fail to see that it is for the sake of allah, the person who is dying is dying for the sake of allah. doing it for something greater. >> reporter: the army major's messages supposedly included
, all part of a large front pushing across the eastern united states right now. and uh, you can kind of see it lined up here, basically back across the western half of west virginia and cooler air will punch in behind that. drop us into the 30s overnight tonight. best chance for rain in baltimore and the immediate area. around lunch time today, it starts up. showers on and off into the afternoon. we clear it out real nicely here for tuesday. looking like we get a lot of sunshine back in the mix. not like days and days of rain like we had last week. 52 degrees. cloudy, rain, toward mid-day and into the afternoon. temps begin to fall. 52, 53 is as warm as we get. tonight down to 34. going to be a chilly cold night out there. tomorrow we bring the sunshine back. looks like a pretty good day uh, temperatures back up into the 50s. but still, cool, breezy scenario. we'll talk more about the rest of your outlook in a couple minutes. let's get a check of the morning roads with kim brown. >> we do have some volume building on the west side of the outer loop between liberty road and the baltim
years he's fought to make a united states post office handicapped-accessible. tonight an abwe are dean man is continuing to battle until the post office obeys federal law. we'll show you how one man is working to help the disabled in abwe are dean. >> reporter: bill white takes each step with caution. he can go without his walker, hold on to the handrail and make it up ten steps to the abwe are dean post office. but it is dangerous for him and nearly impossible for others. >> i have had a man ask me to get his mail for him. >> reporter: he stands outside of the post office wearing a sign to draw attention. he says it handicap need anddeserve a ramp. others agree. >> it is impossible for people with wheelchairs and walkers to get in and out. >> they say it is a historical building and it doesn't fall under the regulation that they have to put a ramp in. >> reporter: charlotte wrote a book about the history of abider bean including the post office built in is the 36. >> it has never been put on the historic cite surveys. >> reporter: at 80 years old he said he'll keep fighting for the ra
caused the outage. the fourth largest network in the united states had trouble in the early october when the side kick phone users could not cook county to the internet or use their contact list for two weeks. >>> look at news around the nation. three softball players have been found dead in north dakota. the three players are students at particularrenson university. they went missing over the weekend. they were found inside a jeep under water. former coaches and neighbors talked about what outstanding women they were. >> a great job in the class. >> i feel for them because no matter what age your child is or college age or younger, you know it leave as hole in my heart when they miss like that. , she was a leader, i trusted her she was a solid person, she was an individual she did not party, she did not get in trouble anything like that. that's why i made her one of my leaders. >> a friend was the last person who heard from them on sunday but the call only lasted a few seconds. a vigil of hope turned into a vigil of mourning when they found out they were dead. they do not suspect foul p
time in the united states that any legislature has passed a bill that forces pro life clinics to display a sign that they don't counsel women towards abortion. tonight a spokesman for the mayor says she's reviewing legislation and has not decided whether she'll sign it. the archdiocese is looking at possible legal action if she signs that bill. christian schaffer, abc2 news. >>> another day has gone by and still, no verdict. after a weekend off, we're told the jury did make some strides today but they still can't come to an agreement in the theft trial of mayor sheila dixon. we're working off some of the trial stress this evening at the k hill rec center. back to work tomorrow morning. more on what transpired in the courtroom today and what we can expect when they return to the court house. >> reporter: after three days now, and about 19 hours of deliberation, this jury asked to go home again tonight without a verdict. after passing a note this morning saying they were making great progress, the dixon jury asked to be released for the third day in a row saying "we have not com
there's 386,000 registered sex offenders in the united states. two-thirds of america's sex offenders are not in jails and prisons, they are in our community. and the system that we have to do monitoring, supervision, follow-up, once they return to the community, is just overwhelmed. >> reporter: tonight, authorities identified the first victim. her name is tonya carmichael. she was 52 years old. >> at least i know where she is now, and i can put her to rest. she's with god. >> i wish for him to have a not so easy way to hell, that's how i feel. because even that's lenient. >> reporter: tomorrow the police are expanding their search, taking abandoned houses in a half mile radius. they hope they don't find more bodies i'm pierre thomas for ""nightline" "night in cleveland. thanks to pierre thomas for that strong report. when we come back we'll shift gears entirely and thankfully. we'll tell but a man who rose from grim circumstances to become a mogul, dan harris, profiles 50 cent. jeep. ♪ knowing that, every day i have a choice to make. between watching the cloc
jennifer hudson and the united states marine band. >>> it is 5:15. here are some that caught our eyes. a nuns were out grocery shopping and got approached by a man asking for help. he tells them he needs food. they refer him to a shelter. then he moves in and swipes sister gabriel's purse. >>> a teen has spent the last two years in the hospital is finally home. her special home coming was made possible by a famous mutation. exactly two years ago today, the 19-year-old developed a condition that brought on a series of medical issues including seizures that actually caused her to be paralyzed. she'd been living in a hospital, but not more. >> we basically built a whole new wing of the house and put down wood floors for her so she can get around. >> recognize him without all the hair? it's bon jovi guitarist ricky sambora. helped raise money to renovate the home to meet the teen's needs. now she can get around her own home without any restrictions. >>> tyler perry donated $1 million to the naacp. perry says the perseverance of thousands helped pave the way for his success in the film ind
and the free flee of information on the internet showed be encolonelled. that can be solved unless the s united states and china cooperate. >> time to look at entertainment news right now, may have been the curse of friday the 13th during a show in detroit, bruce springstein yelled out hello, ohio from auburn hills. again that's in michigan. he refer today the neighboring state, the following 30 minutes until the band guitarrest whispered in his ears you're in michigan. he grinned and said a mistake like that is every front man's worst nightmare. >> you do travel lot but the fan was forgiving. he played into the wee hours that night. >>> the rs has filed a huge tax lien against her and it is all bernie madoffs fault. after slapping a los angeles cop back in 1989 apparently owed the irs $118,000. a rep says the 93-year-old actress lost about $7 million in madoff's scheme. >> that video is 20 years ago. >>> glow sarah palin , and she speaks out about life in the scam pain trail and her disastrous up to and through the interview, about the abc 2 has a preview of palin's interview with barbara wal
the eastern seaboard of the united states. cockeysville 60. 62 elders purring. 60 reason rock hall. 58 in arnold. tonight, cloudy skies, a few showers very late tonight. actually after midnight. we'll see an overnight low of 50 degrees. during the day tomorrow drizzle, light rain but the things to remember about tomorrow, it will be breezy from the northeast 15 to 20 gifting as high as 50 miles per hour. there's the cloudy skies and scattered showers there. thursday, a chance of scattered showers. then friday, saturday, sunday, monday and tuesday things looking pretty good as things start to increase. as a matter of fact, i think even on thursday you might see some scattered showers early but i think you'll see some afternoon sunshine. the nice thing, moderate temperatures remain. see you tonight at 11:00. >>> disease and injuries put millions of children in the hospital every year. many of those kids end up at johns hopkins children's center. as cheryl conner shows us some of them are helping the center pass on the gift of life. >> reporter: don't know what to get your dad for christm
. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> reporter: shortly before 2:00, president obama walked slowly to the stage to offer words of solace to a wounded nation. >> your loved ones endure through the life of our nation. their memory will be honored in the places they lived and by the people they touched. every evening that the sun sets on a tranquil town, every dawn that a flag is unfurled, every moment that an american enjoys life, liberty and the pursuit of hab byness, that is their legacy. >> reporter: as the president told the stories of the fallen, family and friends across the nation gathered to watch and grief. >> michael cahill. >> reporter: in washington, michelle, the sister of michael cahill, watched in abject sorrow. >> you see the wars over there, across the ocean, and now it's just -- it's right here in our own backyard. >> michael pearson loved his family and loved his music and his goal was to be a music teacher. >> reporter: in illinois, those closest to michael pearson were feeling the loss. >> reporter: kham xiong came to america from thailand. >>
face and the penalty he could receive. >>> plus, are 3,000 muslims who serve in the united states army. the story of one man's journey to educate others about the islamic faith. >>> president obama touched down in japan overnight. the significance of his first visit of commander in chief and what he hopes to accomplish. >>> good morning. i'm meteorologist susan shrack. things are damp for us. not like yesterday. we're seeing activity showing up on the radar from time to time. we'll continue to see that throughout the day today. temperature-wise, we are in the upper 40s and breezy with the winds kicking up. it will be another windy day for us. this is what it looks like fort weekend forecast. it looks a lot better, doesn't it? we'll finally see sunshine and up in the 60s. here's kim. >> thanks, susan. we're looking good around the beltway. no accidents or incidents to let you know about. i have a head's up for the truck drivers when bee come back. ♪ (announcer) maybe we could all use... a little more softness. with ultra downy, you're surrounded with softness. the kind you just can'
of the united states for the past four days. that system is going to continue to bring in the moisture. that's what's causing the shower activity. from ohio back to west virginia and western portions of pennsylvania and western sections of virginia as well as the carolina coastline. those showers are gradually going to make their way into the region as the high pressure today makes its exit across the atlantic and allows the system in the ohio valley to move through the system. nothing showing up shower-wise on our rada . by tomorrow it will be showers moving in the region. temperature wise 55. 53 smithburg. in germantown 52. 56 d.c. middle town 53. here's your forecast tonight. clouds continue to thicken as well as the moisture content. here comes the shower activity tomorrow. mostly in the afternoon and tomorrow evening. that's when we'll see the heaviest rainfall. then the system moves through. we'll see sunshine return. temperatures remaining moderate . here's your forecast tonight. í mostly cloudy. not as chilly. overnight low 47 degrees. in the city we'll get down to 52 degrees. we h
who grew up in ni r nigeria and qualified in the united states. he was working as medical examiner in pittsburgh. >> there was a commotion. everyone was excited. >> he performed the autopsy, confirming that mike webster died of a heart attack. >> however, a question kept coming in my mind. the heart attack cannot explain his life after football. i had to provide an explanation for that. so i took out -- i was extremely disappointed when i opened up his skull and his brain looked formal. it looked like a perfect text book picture of a normal brain. >> determined to find answers, he continued studying mike webster's brain, and a whole new scientific account began to unravel. he said he found a new medical condition. chronic traumatic ensef alepathy. >> we're looking at a microscopic slide at a microscopic picture of the brain of a normal individual, about 40 years old. it looks very beautiful, attractive. the same region of the brain in a football player, about 40 years old. >> wow. >> you can see a difference. you don't have to be a brain expert to notice the difference. what you ca
shot and killed at the base. that has since changed. it is the worst mass shooting ever since a united states base has ever opened up. linda so joins us with new developments that have taken place overnight. linda? >> reporter: military officials rated the suspect's -- raided the suspect's apartment looking for reasons why he did this crime. surveillance video shows major nadal ma league hassan hours before the shooting. the matsch -- that dawrl malik hassan hours before the shooting. the man is seen carrying a beverage and dressed in traditional arab garb. the shooting happened in the readiness center where soldiers were getting final medical checks before deployment. all of the soldiers whoer with killed were headed to iraq. u.s. army officials initially said the suspect was shot and killed. turns out, he is alive at a hospital on the base. the mass shooting has devastated military families. >> we don't know what's going on and it's stressful. >> i don't believe for a second that a soldier could do this to another soldier. >> reporter: a lot of questions are being asked this morning
thing that the taxpayers of the united states and the military are doing the work that the rest of the world is doing. and the u.s. is out to send more troops to a war it has been fighting twice as long as world war ii. >>> next... baltimore braces for a brutal battle. football here and the invasion of the steelers. there will be a different leader coming up. >>> and a discovery for all the aimings, all thanks to a girl who thought it would be fun to well dig in the dirt. >>> it will be great weather as the ravens host the champs the pittsburgh, you no he what they are. it is a big game with invitations here. ravens coming in at 5:00 and the what is that team's name the steelers have a 6-4 record. they trail the division leading bengals and steelers quarterback will not start tonight. he is suffering from a head injury he got last week's game. he is listed in the -- as the third quarterback and play in case of an emergency. game time is 8:20. go ravens. >>> the other teams cincinnati and cleveland played today. you can probably guess how this ended. despite a few challenges. ben
the largest crib recall in the united states history. let's get right to sherrie johnson with the details on what you need to know. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. government safety regulators say more than two million dropside cribs are being recalled. the consumer product safety commission says it involves more than one million recalls in the u.s. and one million in canada, where the company is based. nearly 150,000 of the cribs carry the fisher price logo. the agency is wear of the deaths of four children that suffocated from the lift that moves up and down. >> the hardware can crack, a depression is made in the bed, the head gets caught in the depression and the baby can strangle and die. >> reporter: this latest recall involves dropside cribs manufactured between january 1993 and october 2009. the store craft cribs have had problems with hard waish which can break -- hardware which can break. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> several people are recovering after an mta bus went down an embankment. it was in whitemarsh. there were four to five passengers on the bus. once crew
of the united states. just take our constitution and throw it in the trash. they are suspects. every human being is entitled to a fair trial. >> no they are not. >> yes they are. >> don't miss the excitement. catch square off every sunday at 9:30 here on abc 2. >>> best buy is relocating to glen burnie. find out where coming up at 6:00. which starts right now. >>> . >>> good evening. a second day of deliberations in the trial of mayor sheila dixon without a verdict. the jury was handed the case early yesterday and after a day and a half at the table there is no verdict and there won't be until monday. abc 2 brian is joining us live with details. >> reporter: we are talking about 11 hours of deliberation now and
by a recommendation that allows us to win a war that the president of the united states called necessary. i think it's absolutely critical that we win in afghanistan. george's not standing by on this view. >> the president has failed so far to indicate specifically to the american people what our objective is. how we know we're succeeding and how we're going to get out and that's exactly what we went through in iraq. the american people, putting aside democratic versus republican partisan ship, american people don't want another iraq. don't want to a place where you have a corrupt regime. >> they also remember, bob, what happened the last time we walked away from afghanistan. the stakes here are so tremendous. the last time we left afghanistan, al qaeda was able to gain a foothold. >> pakistan is the issue. you can't deal with pakistan without afghanistan. >> the whole strategy of trying to secure and hold and occupy large parts of territory will be a no-win situation for us. we have to fight. nobody's going to appreciate us going in and trying to secure an okccupied territory. so, we need a strateg
into the northwestern area of the united states. looking at precipitation. that moisture is going to stay away from us for a while. even into wednesday, not really seeing any rain come through. wednesday night is when things could change for us, and then we'll see some rain wednesday night into thursday morning, and then it could last a little while for us, but should clear out for the weekend. today, 65 degrees, mostly sunny, breezy conditions should be very nice for us today. a little bit cooler than yesterday, and for tonight, 42 degrees, partly cloudy, crisp and cool, should be a very pleasant fall evening for us, and for tomorrow, 56 degrees, partly sunny, nice again, but still a little cooler tomorrow than where we saw things today. that wind is coming out of the north and bring something cooler drier air for us. tuesday, wednesday, they still look good, until wednesday night, then you they see a little bit of precipitation coming in wednesday night, lasting through until this, even lasting into the chances for friday, but then we should dry out and look very nice as we head into next weekend. b
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